Trick or Treat Times and Events in the WSLM Listening Area

Here are a list of Trick or Treat dates and times for the area. 

If you have any additions, please email us at [email protected]

  • The City of Salem trick-or- treat hours are scheduled for Tuesday, October 31, from 6 pm. – 9 p.m. within city limit
  • The City of Bedford will hold its Halloween Trick or Treat Night on Tuesday, October 31st from 6 – 9 p.m.. – ONE NIGHT ONLY!
  • The City of Bloomington trick-or-treat hours are scheduled for Tuesday, October 31, from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m., rain or shine.
  • The City of Mitchell trick-or-treat hours are scheduled for Tuesday, October 31, from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • The Town of Orleans trick-or-treat house are scheduled for one night only, Tuesday, October 31, from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Residents who wish to welcome trick-or-treaters are asked to have their outdoor porch or patio lights on during that time.
  • Town of Paoli trick-or-treat house are scheduled for Tuesday, October 31st, from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • The City of Washington has set trick-or-treating hours for Tuesday, October 31st from 5 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.


Haunted Night at the Steven’s Museum

This Halloween event sponsored by the City of Salem Parks and Recreation and WSLM will take place on Saturday, October 28 from 5-6:30p

This is a family-friendly event featuring local businesses and civic organizations giving out treats to kids who attend. 

Scare around the Square
Downtown Merchants of Bedford is hosting the 2nd Annual Scare Around the Square. Join them downtown on Halloween afternoon to Trick or Treat with participating businesses and offices. The event is free and for all ages, 3:30 p.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday October 31st. Then, at 5 p.m., join them at Harp Commons Stage for their first-ever Costume Contest and a pumpkin contest, with a very special performance from En Pointe Dance Studio, and the winner’s ceremony. Curtains open at 5 p.m. and will conclude at 5:30 p.m.

Oolitic Festival and Haunted School 
The Oolitic Festival will be held on Saturday, October 21. This years theme is “Boolitic. Festival event begin at 10 a.m., the parade will step off at 6 p.m. There will be a magic show, comedians and costume contest, vendors and other acivities.The Oolitic Haunted School is open every Saturday in October, from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m. and cost $10 a person. The festival pageant “Fall into Autumn Memories” is open to girls in kindergarten through high school. Judging of the mini through junior miss divisions will be on Oct. 20 at 6:30 p.m. at Hillcrest Christian Church. The queen contest will take place Oct. 19 at the church at 6:30 p.m. Crowning of all winners will be Oct. 21st at 10 a.m. in Oolitic. Oolitic’s Got Talent contest prelims will be held from 11 a.m. until Noon with the finals from 1:30 p.m. until 3 p.m. There will be live music at the festival from 1 p.m. until 11:35 p.m. Featured acts include: One Hot Nun, Thin Lines,Make My Millennium, Ozzie, Serene Sounds, Henry, The Buzzkill Poets, Misunderstood, Offhand, Candle Burns White, Kings Amongst Men, Von Horror, From These Ruins and T – Drank.

Mitchell Opera House Safe Halloween Event
The Mitchell Opera House will be hosting a Safe Halloween Event at the Mitchell Opera House on October 20th at 6 p.m. The Movie Scooby Doo will be shown. In the movie, the cowardly canine and his crime-fighting pals embark on another spooky adventure in this live-action update of the cartoon series. This time the gang investigates a spooky theme park that the owner claims is plagued with ghosts. There will be a costume contest held prior to showing the movie. There will be a contest for both kiddos and adults, so come dressed in your best Halloween costume! This event is free and does not require tickets. Doors will open at 5:15 p.m. Please bring a canned food item as your entry fee to be donated to a local food pantry. Event is for people of all ages, so come and join us.

Orleans Annual Halloween Spook Parade
Orleans Kiwanis Club will once again be hosting its Annual Halloween Spook Parade for area youngsters (through 6th grade) on Sat., Oct. 28th beginning at 4:30 p.m. in historic Congress Square (town park). Costume participants should meet near the bandstand. Following the Spook Parade around the town park square there will be kids activities, prize awards and treat bags distributed. Orleans Tri Kappa will also be partnering with the Kiwanis for this fun-filled event. 
Organizers have also announced that they will be holding its Halloween Pumpkin Contest in conjunction with the Spook Parade event. Bring your carved, Painted or Decorated Halloween Pumpkin to enter in the contest. All ages eligible for the pumpkin decorating.

Marion Township Rural Fire Dept. Safe Halloween Trick-or-Treat
Marion Township Rural Fire Dept will be having a Halloween safe stop during trick or treat hours for Mitchell
October 31st from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. at the fire station located at 4632 State Road 37 in Mitchell .

Second Annual West Washington Athletics/Club Trunk-Or-Treat
The Second Annual West Washington Athletics/Club Trunk-Or-Treat event will be held Saturday, Oct. 28th from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. The event is hosted by the WW FFA.

Trunk-Or-Treat Dive Christian Church
Dive Christian Church, at 892 Peerless Road, will host a Trunk-or-Treat event on Oct. 29 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. The FREE family event will include treats, a bonfire, food, hayride and more.

Second Annual Halloween Parade in Salem
Mark your calendar for the second annual Halloween parade on Saturday, Oct. 28, at 6:30 p.m. The event is a fundraiser for the Christmas Assistance Program in Washington County. The parade will begin at the American Legion Bingo Hall, 105 W. Hugh Veteran Dr. and travel north on Main Street to the square and disperse on W. Walnut Street.
Entrants will be in costume and judged according to category. Everyone is encouraged to dress for the occasion, there will be an award for the best dressed in the crowd. Parade entry fee is $15 if received by Sunday, Oct. 15, and $20 for late entry. Entry forms are available at Turtlefish Clothing, 52 Public Square, Salem. If you have any questions, please call 812-586-0457. 

Heltonville Haunted House And Trunk-or-Treat
The Heltonville Haunted House and Trunk-or Treat event will be held October 27 and 28th and Nov. 3rd and 4th at the Heltonville Youth League. The event will be open from 8:30 p.m. until Midnight. The cost to attend is $8.

Starve Hollow’s Halloween: The Haunted Hollow
Visit the Haunted Hollow for crafts, trick or treating, haunted house and more! Bring the family out for a day so fun its scary! There will also be a campsite decorating contest and a costume contest. Prizes will be awarded in various categories. All are welcome to enter. Trick or Treat throughout the campground Oct. 28th between 5-7 pm.

Haunted Trails
Crothersville Parks will host Haunted Trails at Country Side Park and a Trunk or Treat event on October 27th – 28th. Both nights events begin at 8 p.m. Located at:Country Side Park, 5725 S. Co. Rd. 1000E., Crothersville.

Covered Bridge Halloween Carnival
On October 27th there will be of trunk or treat, photo booth, bounce house, games, costume contest and dinner. Located at the Covered Bridge Health Campus, 1675 W. Tipton Street, Seymour.

Bliss Place
Trick-or-Treat at Bliss Place on Oct. 31 from 6 a.m. until 9 p.m. Bring the kids to Trick-or-Treat the halls of Bliss Place and visit with residents and enjoy Halloween treats. RSVP to Debbie by Oct. 27th at (812) 275-2468.

City of Seymour Downtown Trick-or-Treat
October 30th, visit participating businesses in downtown Seymour to receive treats. Held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m, just prior to the Halloween parade. Held in downtown Seymour at participating businesses.

City of Mitchell Downtown Trick-or-Treat
Bring your ghosts and goblins to Main Street for Downtown Trick-or-Treating! Mitchell Main Street & Beyond’s annual Trick-or-Treating event will take place on ​Oct. 31 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. During that time, parents can bring their children to participating downtown businesses for a Halloween treat. ​Look for the orange pumpkin in the window of the participating businesses

Paynetown Ghostly Gathering
Paynetown Ghostly Gathering, annual celebration of Halloween, is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 26 and Saturday, Oct. 27 at Paynetown State Recreation Area. All programs and events are open to both day visitors and campers. If you want to camp, don’t wait too long to reserve your campsite at; some non-electric campsites are still available, the electric ones are already fully.

Inmate Roster – Scott County Sheriff’s Department

Inmates booked into the Detention Center within the last 24 hours.
Booking #: SCJAIL:2017-001294
Booking Date: 10-18-2017 – 12:56 am
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Booking #: SCJAIL:2017-001293
Booking Date: 10-17-2017 – 2:45 pm
Charges: IC 35-46-1-15.1(MA) ~ INVASION OF PRIVACY
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Booking #: SCJAIL:2017-001292
Booking Date: 10-17-2017 – 12:16 pm
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Booking #: SCJAIL:2017-001290
Booking Date: 10-17-2017 – 11:32 am
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Inmates released from the Detention Center within the last 24 hours.
Booking #: SCJAIL:2017-001255
Release Date: 10-18-2017 – 4:02 am
Booking Date: 10-05-2017 – 11:59 am
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Inmate Roster – Clark County Sheriff’s Department

Clark County Sheriff’s Department

Jail Roster 10-18-17

Inmate Roster – Harrison County Sheriff’s Department

New Inmates

Williams, Amanda R. VIOLATION OF PROBATION 10/17/2017


Matlock, Desirae 10/17/2017 12/14/2017 @ 0900
Hooper, David 10/17/2017 10/30/2017 @ 0900


Total Inmate List


Inmate Roster – Jackson County Sheriff’s Department

Inmates booked into the Jail within the last 24 hours.
Schuette, Kimberly D
Booking #: 97859
Booking Date: 10-17-2017 – 11:36 pm
Charges: 35-48-4-8.3 Possession of Paraphernalia
Bond: $705
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Rogers, Josef T
Booking #: 97858
Booking Date: 10-17-2017 – 5:14 pm
Charges: 35-42-2-1.3 Domestic Battery
35-45-1-3 Disorderly Conduct
35-45-2-5(3) Interfer w/ Reporting
Bond: $1505
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Ackeret, Jordan A
Booking #: 97857
Booking Date: 10-17-2017 – 5:00 pm
Charges: 35-42-4-9(a) Sexual Misconduct w/ minor
31-6-7-16 Violation Probation-Juv Warr
Bond: No Bond
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Smith, Jerry E
Booking #: 97856
Booking Date: 10-17-2017 – 4:22 pm
Charges: 35-48-4-11 Possession Marijuana/Hashish
35-47-2-1 Carry Unlawf Handgun
35-48-4-8.3 Possession of Paraphernalia
Bond: No Bond
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Goodwin, Rebecca L
Booking #: 97855
Booking Date: 10-17-2017 – 2:45 pm
Charges: 34-47-2 Direct Contempt
Bond: No Bond
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Watkins, Whitney K
Booking #: 97854
Booking Date: 10-17-2017 – 2:36 pm
Charges: 34-47-2 Direct Contempt
Bond: No Bond
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Smith, Justin N
Booking #: 97853
Release Date: 10-17-2017 – 2:46 pm
Booking Date: 10-17-2017 – 1:01 pm
Charges: 35-38-2.3 Probation Violation (Adult)
35-38-2.3 Probation Violation (Adult)
Bond: No Bond
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Dannettelle, Kelly V
Booking #: 97852
Booking Date: 10-17-2017 – 11:11 am
Charges: 34-47-2 Direct Contempt
Bond: No Bond
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Ackenback, Jayson D
Booking #: 97851
Booking Date: 10-17-2017 – 10:15 am
Charges: 35-44.1-2-9(a) Failure to Appear felony charg
Bond: No Bond
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Inmates released from the Jail within the last 24 hours.
Brown, Daniel J
Booking #: 97814
Release Date: 10-17-2017 – 6:46 pm
Booking Date: 10-11-2017 – 12:33 pm
Charges: 35-38-2-3 Violation Probation/Adult Warr
35-44-3-6 Failure to Appear
Bond: No Bond
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Collins, Rodney D
Booking #: 97265
Release Date: 10-17-2017 – 5:31 pm
Booking Date: 07-19-2017 – 1:55 am
Charges: 9-30-10-16 Habit Traffic Violater
Bond: $2005
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Stacy, Debra L
Booking #: 97831
Release Date: 10-17-2017 – 4:46 pm
Booking Date: 10-13-2017 – 8:22 pm
Charges: 35-48-4-6.1 Poss of Meth
Bond: $1505
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Smith, Justin N
Booking #: 97853
Release Date: 10-17-2017 – 2:46 pm
Booking Date: 10-17-2017 – 1:01 pm
Charges: 35-38-2.3 Probation Violation (Adult)
35-38-2.3 Probation Violation (Adult)
Bond: No Bond
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Lowe, Edward D
Booking #: 97035
Release Date: 10-17-2017 – 1:31 pm
Booking Date: 06-10-2017 – 3:51 am
Charges: 9-30-5-2 Operating Vehicle While Intox
9-26-1-2 Leaving the Scene-Property Dam
35-43-4-2.5(b) Auto Theft
35-48-4-8.3 Possession of Paraphernalia
Bond: $1505
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Woodfolk, Hobert A
Booking #: 97810
Release Date: 10-17-2017 – 1:31 pm
Booking Date: 10-10-2017 – 2:02 pm
Charges: 35-43-5-3.5(a) Identity Deception
Bond: $1505
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Thomas, Wayman D
Booking #: 96837
Release Date: 10-17-2017 – 12:46 pm
Booking Date: 05-09-2017 – 1:47 pm
Charges: 9-30-10-16 Habit Traffic Violater
35-43-4-2 A Theft
35-44.1-2-13 Obstr of traffic w/SBI
35-44.1-2-4 False Identify Statement
35-42-2-1(f)(1) Battery Serious Bodily Injury
Bond: $3510
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McIntosh, Megan A
Booking #: 97821
Release Date: 10-17-2017 – 9:01 am
Booking Date: 10-12-2017 – 3:33 pm
Charges: 2 Transport Order-Adult
Bond: No Bond
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Crothersville Man Killed in Washington County Crash

Today at approximately 4:10 pm, a one vehicle crash occurred on North State Road #135 in Vallonia, Washington County.

Trooper Tyler Matthew from the Indiana State Police Post at Sellersburg, the lead investigator of the crash, stated in his preliminary report, that a white 2005 Chevrolet work truck, (owned by Wright Implement of Seymour, IN), being driven by Matthew L. Bobb, 47, of Crothersville, IN.

Bobb was traveling north on State Road #135 and for an unknown reason the vehicle left the roadway approximately 1,100 feet south of West Goat Hollow Road.

When the vehicle left the roadway it crossed over a guardrail and became inverted over an embankment on the east side of State Road #135.

The Washington County Coroner pronounced Bobb deceased at the scene.

Assisting Agencies: Washington County Sherriff’s Department, Washington County Fire, Washington County First Responders and Washington County E.M.S.

Birdseye Man Charged for October 12th Arson in Dubois County

A joint investigation between the Indiana State Police and the State Fire Marshall’s Office led investigators to arrest a suspect in last week’s arson in Birdseye.

Arrested and Charged was Adam L. Hensley, 36, Birdseye, IN
– Arson, Level 4 Felony
– Residential Entry, Level 6 Felony
– Criminal Mischief, Class B Misdemeanor

Monday afternoon, Detective Brock Werne was investigating a complaint of residential entry and theft in the Birdseye area.  Information received by Werne led him to investigate 36-year-old Adam Hensley of Birdseye as a primary suspect.  At the same time, the State Fire Marshall’s Office was actively investigating the fire at the Koerner Block building, 101/103 State Road 145, Birdseye. 

Investigators believed the fire had been maliciously set, and were also looking for Hensley as a possible suspect in the crime.

Werne later found Hensley, and placed him into custody for Residential Entry and Criminal Mischief.  Hensley was transported to the Dubois County Security Center. 

After taking Hensley to the Security Center, Hensley was charged with Arson based on the additional information found through the investigation of the Fire Marshall’s Office. 

It was determined that Hensley set the fire to the Koerner Block building, escaped from the fire, and had a witness on-scene dial 911.

Hensley will appear in Dubois County Circuit Court today.

St. Vincent Salem and Purdue Extension Partner to Offer Dining with Diabetes

St.Vincent Salem Hospital and Purdue Extension Washington and Lawrence Counties
will offer FREE Dining with Diabetes Diabetic Education and Cooking School on Wednesday mornings during the month of November.

This class will target persons with Type 2 Diabetes and/or their caregivers. It will focus on creating healthy meal plans and provide information and motivation to adopt positive lifestyle changes.

Learn to cook:
 With Sweetners
 With Less Fat & Sodium
 Dishes with Fruits and Vegetables

The classes will be held on November 15, 22, 29 and December 6 from 10 a.m. – Noon in
St.Vincent Salem Hospital’s Classroom. Class size is limited and registration is required by
November 8.

To register, or for more information, contact Purdue Extension – Washington County at (812) 883-4601 or email Joni Muchler at [email protected]

Former County Commissioner, Jerry Roberts, Dies at 81

Mr. Jerry D. Roberts age 81 of Campbellsburg passed away Friday, October 13 at Baptist Health Floyd in New Albany.

Jerry Roberts, seated next to his wife, Rosalie, and his family, received the Ag Hall of Fame award back in June at the county fair.

He served as a county commissioner for Washington County for 16 years and his family was presented the 2017 Ag Hall of Fame award by the Washington County 4-H. 

Mr. Roberts was born August 13, 1936 in Lawrence County, Indiana the son of Louis N. and Helen Starr Roberts. 

He was CEO and CFO of W.S. Roberts and Sons Farm, Inc and a former Washington County Commissioner.  

Jerry was a 1954 graduate of Tunnelton High School and a Purdue Short Course graduate.  He was a dealer for Stewart Seeds.  He was a founding member and seed salesman for Roberts Hybrids and a former dealer for Migro, Agri-Pro, Garst, and Campbell Seed companies. 

He was a member of local, state and national Cattleman’s Associations, Turtle Creek Cattle Company, and Salem Farmer’s Club. 

He was also a member of the Republican Party, a fifty- year member of Rob Morris Masonic Lodge, and FOP. 

Jerry was inducted into the Washington County Ag Hall of Fame and also was named Prairie Farmer Master Farmer and received the Robert Peterson Indiana Beef Cattle Lifetime Achievement Award. 

He was a board member of IBEP and Cavetown Cemetery.  He was a former Washington 


County Fair Board member and Beef Superintendent and a past Superintendent for Bono United Methodist Church. 

Jerry was also an avid Cincinnati Reds fan and IU Basketball fan.

Mr. Roberts is survived by his wife:  Rosalie Horner Roberts of Campbellsburg.  They were married April 10, 1955. 

He is also survived by three sons:  Robin Roberts (Mona) of Orleans, Randy Roberts (Sharon) and Rick Roberts (Tammy) of Campbellsburg, one daughter:  Lori Jackson (Joe) of Salem, two sisters:  Sue Boller of Logansport and Judy Miracle of Bloomington, nine 


grandchildren:  Lacy Libbert, Adrienne Combs, Paige Holsapple, Landon Roberts, Tera Chastain, Leslie Dover, Zane Jackson, Brandon Brough and Dakotah King, and 15 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother:  Kenneth Roberts, a step-granddaughter:  Jody Rutherford and his parents.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11:00AM at Sugar Creek Christian Church.  Burial will follow in Cavetown Cemetery. 

Visitation will be Tuesday from Noon-8PM at Weathers Funeral Home and Wednesday from 9AM-time of service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to:  Sugar Creek Christian Church Relay for Life or Cavetown Cemetery Fund.

Brownsburg Taxidermist ordered to return property of customers

Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating Kevin McGrotty, the owner of Brownsburg Taxidermy located in Brownsburg, IN. 

On September 26 search and arrest warrants were served on McGrotty and his business.  McGrotty was jailed and charged with Corrupt Business Practice and multiple counts of Theft.
The court has now ordered McGrotty to return property to customers still in the possession of Brownsburg Taxidermy.  In order to facilitate these returns in an orderly fashion and provide the proper documentation for the court, Indiana Conservation Officers will be assisting in the exchange. 
All customers of Brownsburg Taxidermy that wish to get their property back may attend one of the three dates set up for this exchange.  Customers will need to bring any receipts, cancelled checks or other items that may show ownership of an item, as well as some form of identification.  If the owner of an item cannot make one of these dates, it will be acceptable to send a representative with the proper documentation. 
The dates that customers will be able to retrieve their items from Brownsburg Taxidermy (9630 N State Road 267, Brownsburg) are as follows:
Wed. October 25 2:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Sun. October 29 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Thur. November 2 2:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Please note that DNR and/or other law enforcement agencies are ONLY assisting in the orderly and safe return of property currently held by Brownsburg Taxidermy to the rightful owners. DNR will not take custody of any property currently held by Brownsburg Taxidermy and is not responsible for any damage to the property. No return of deposits will occur on the above dates and times. In the event, that customers are unable to get their property on the dates and times indicated above, or seek return of deposits, they may seek such remedies in civil court.